Kelly Research Group

Dr. Michelle Kelly is a physician-scientist and health services researcher in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Her research focuses on the design and evaluation of interventions that leverage the voices of families to improve the quality and safety of care for children. Her team uses qualitative and quantitative methods to develop and test family-centered interventions to enhance patient and family engagement, information transparency and patient safety, primarily in the hospital setting. This work includes redesigning family-centered rounds, implementing an inpatient portal, and sharing clinical notes with parents of hospitalized children. Her research program has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and National Institutes of Health, among others. Her team’s research findings have been featured by the Children’s Hospital Association and in the Washington Post.

Dr. Kelly has served on the Editorial Board for Hospital Pediatrics and currently is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine. She also serves on the Associate Executive Council for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network, the largest pediatric inpatient research network in the world.

Research News

  • 25 Pediatrics faculty named ‘Top Teacher’ in 2020-2021

    Congratulations to the 25 pediatrics faculty who were selected for the Top Teacher award by University of Wisconsin medical students and residents. The awards are based on evaluations from students and interns. Below, the 2020-2021 …

  • Michelle Kelly awarded R21 to test inpatient portal ‘BedsideNotes’

    Principal Investigator, Michelle Kelly, MD, MPH, associate professor, Hospital Medicine, along with Co-Investigators Peter Hoonakker, PhD, distinguished senior scientist, Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, and Catherine Smith, PhD, professor, The Information School, were recently awarded $292,973 …

  • Summer in the lab: A conversation with Shapiro students, mentors

    This summer a cohort of eighteen medical students are being mentored by pediatrics faculty as part of the Shapiro Research Program. The program, which began in 2002 with just nine students, provides opportunities for approximately …

  • ‘Innovative and forward-thinking’: A spotlight on student research

    “It’s wonderful to see a student’s sense of accomplishment as they successfully work through a project from start to finish,” explained Michelle Kelly, MD, associate professor, Hospital Medicine. Kelly, who has been a Shapiro mentor …

  • Faculty accolades: Recent national and institutional honors

    Congratulations to the following Department of Pediatrics faculty who were recently honored for their academic and clinical accomplishments: Ann Allen, MD, assistant professor, Hospital Medicine, was awarded the 2021 Clinical Teaching Award by residents in the …

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